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Wholesale power prices were generally higher in 2018, with both winter and summer spikes

January 9, 2019

Wholesale electricity prices during 2018 at major trading hubs in the United States were generally higher than in…
Fine-tuning renewables could help Texas balance energy resources

December 6, 2018

Timing and placement of wind and solar power facilities are critical factors for Texas electricity providers that juggle…
U.S. natural gas pipeline exports increase with commissioning of new pipelines in Mexico

August 28, 2018

U.S. natural gas pipeline exports to Mexico have been increasing following expansions of cross-border pipeline capacity. These exports averaged 4.2 billion…
Natural gas pipeline capacity to South Central region and export markets increases in 2018

August 14, 2018

By the end of 2018, EIA expects natural gas pipeline capacity into the South Central region of the…
Electricity Reliability Council of Texas surpassed all-time peak hourly load in July

August 3, 2018

On July 18, 2018, electricity demand in the area served by the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) reached a…
Harvey runoff menaces Texas’ coral reefs

October 16, 2017

The more than 13 trillion gallons of floodwater from Hurricane Harvey have created a massive plume of freshwater…
Texas electric grid serves record-high power demand

August 18, 2015

During the recent heat wave in Texas, the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the operator of the…
Severe Flooding Hits Central Texas, Oklahoma

June 1, 2015

A stagnant upper-air pattern that spread numerous storms and heavy rains from central Texas up into Oklahoma has…
How Dry Is Texas? SMAP, TxSON Network Aim to Find Out

May 7, 2015

A new network of sensors in the bone-dry Texas hill country will produce detailed data on soil moisture…
Wind generates more than 10% of Texas electricity in 2014

February 23, 2015

In 2014, more than 10% of the electricity used in the grid covering most of Texas came from…
Texas leads U.S. in growth in oil and natural gas production jobs during 2013

November 6, 2014

Texas added more than 19,000 new private sector jobs in oil and natural gas production in 2013, almost…
Sugarcane aphids under control as South Texas grain sorghum harvest begins

June 30, 2014

After rising to alarming numbers, populations of the sugarcane aphid in South Texas grain sorghum have crashed, according…
Building it big in Texas: Community college program trains biotech workforce

November 21, 2013

Biotechnology companies such as Genentech, Ambion and Life Technologies rely on specially trained workers to keep their research…
Gas injection probably triggered small earthquakes near Snyder, Texas

November 5, 2013

Aerial photo of the San Andreas Fault in the Carrizo Plain, northwest of Los Angeles. Credit: Wikipedia. A…
Texas hunters to auction permit to kill black rhino

October 28, 2013

A Texas hunting club said Friday it aims to raise up to a million dollars for endangered black…
Deep in Texas, a plant-eating feathered dinosaur reemerges

April 30, 2013

A recently identified feathered dinosaur found deep in West Texas reinforces an emerging view that creatures like it…
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